Taxis (Hackney Carriages) and private hire within Runnymede

Details regarding how to be become, or renew a taxi driver licence (Hackney Carriage) or private hire licence within Runnymede with details of fares and contact details of private hire operators. At the bottom of this page you will find copies of the public registers available for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles and drivers as required by Section 51 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Our registers are updated monthly.

Information for members of the public using Taxis and Private Hire vehicles

You should wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator may be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering.

Keep a 2 metre distance from others during your journey, for example at taxi ranks. If you need to be near other people you should:

  •      avoid physical contact
  •      try to face away from other people
  •      keep the time you spend near other people as short as possible

Follow the advice of the driver. For example, you may be asked to sit in the back left-hand seat if travelling alone. You may want to check with your taxi or private hire operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.

You should use contactless payment if possible, or find out if you can pay online in advance.

Be aware of the surfaces you touch. Be careful not to touch your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.

When finishing your journey wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.

Until you have a licence, you cannot, under any circumstances, act as a licensed driver or drive any licensed vehicle. Doing so will make you liable to prosecution.
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Please ensure you complete these forms accurately and in full. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be rejected.
Answers to our most popular questions on taxis (Hackney Carriages) and private hire are listed. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact the Licensing team.
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It is a statutory requirement for licensing authorities to publish a record of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers. This record is updated monthly, the table below shows the information we are required to publish.